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obama will talk about the budget this morning during his visit to the parkville middle school. emily schmidt is in washington with details. >> reporter: the white house says the three and a half trillion dollar budget it delivered to congress begins to do what american families much do -- must do live within their means. >> it freezes annual domestic spending for the next five years. even on programs i care about which will reduce the deaf set by more than 400 billion dollars over the next decade. >> reporter: president obama says his budget saves more than a trillion dollars over the next 10 years. 2/3 from cuds, 1/3 from -- cuts 1/3 from tax increases. it would shave home heating assistance, money for clean water and defense spending. and the budget director says they are painful decisions. >> it's important to note we are beyond the easy low hanging fruit. >> reporter: but more money go to ha today high speed rail and new education programs. republicans say that cannot work. >> it looks like to me that it's going to be a very small on spending discipline and a lot of new spending
as one man and one woman. however, president obama took a giant step and is being praised by gay rights groups. he he order the justice department to fight against the 1996 defense of marriage act that ban the recognition of same sex marriage. the justice department defend the act in court until now. but attorney general eric holder says the president decided the administration can't keep doing so. the president himself says he is grappling with the personal view of gay marriage but always personally opposed the defense of the marriage act calling it unnecessary as well as unfair. >>> hawaii is now the 7th state to permit same sex civil unions. the hawaiian governor signed a bill yesterday which gives gay and lesbian couples the same state's rights and married partners. there are additional five states that allows same sex marriage. >>> 17 officers are charged with taking kickbacks for sending drivers of accident scenes to an unauthorized towing company. the officers and owners of the majestic auto pair shop are charged with conspiracy to commit extortion, charging documents say the off
in libya continues to deteriorate this morning. and now president obama is calling on leaders to stop the violence. >>> today, protesters are promising the biggest turnout yet in wisconsin's capitol. union leaders expect tens of thousands of workers for a massive rally that is coming up on this thursday, february 24th. good morning, i am charley crowson. >> i am megan pringle. hopefully you got a chance to get outside and enjoy thesunshine yesterday. >> will it continue? let's ask justin. >> warmer temperatures but notnicer. we are starting at cold at 24 in baltimore in the single digits far to the northwest and york, pa at 9. then towards southern maryland, it's 33. patuxent river back to the west in oakland, they are at freezing at 32. they have cloud cover rolling in. the clouds from the west, you can see that, it comes with rain in the mountains. and by the time it gets here it will be in the form of rain. maybe showers by the afternoon ride. until then, look for increasing clouds. go from the 20s to a high of 48. again, the rain that will be heaviest is overnight through tomorrow
in the senate a bit later this month. >>> the obama administration wants to spend 53 billion dollars to promote the construction of a high speed rail network. vice president joe biden made the announcement yesterday. white house officials promised to explain next week how they are going to pay for the plan. 6:48 right now. a push by lawmakers to legalize slot machine gambling at bwi airport. delegate -- a delegate introduced a pair of bills for the third year amending the contusion to add bwi as a legal slot site. if this bill passes, it would mean up to 2500 slot machines at the airport. he wants the slots as a way to avoid tax increases. >>> dixie hill elementary school back open after being shut down because of carbon monoxide fumes. the school was evacuated and ventilated. several people went to the hospital to be checked out for co poisoning. no one was seriously hurt. >>> time 6:49. a first grade teacher in montgomery county is in trouble accused of assaulting her student. police blan investigating 35- year-old susan burk last month what boy said he was assaulted by his teacher at green c
.com, there for you. >>> president obama says he he has spoke went egyptian president hosni mubarak and he recognizes change must take place. the president said the order hi transition must be meaningful and peaceful and begin now and include opposition parties. president obama spoke at the white house tuesday night not long after talking to mubarak. and when the man announced he wouldn't seek reelection in september ending his 307b year reign as egypt's president. mubarak's announce men was not enough to satisfy protestersp they say they want him out immediately. >>> for many teens, the idea of studying overseas is just a dream. but for 19-year-old sarah blake, she made it a reality when she had a chance to study in egypt. she found herself in the middle of a revolution. sherh ri -- sherrie johnson joins with us more. >> reporter: sarah blake is happy to be home. she was living in the middle of a revolution in egypt and is relieved to make it back home safe and sound. she was on a month-long strip to cairo and preparing for what she hopes it be a career with the state department. during her tripe, t
in 2005, she can claim 25 unique -- 25 million unique visitors. >>> president obama is trying to ease tensions of big business with a speech at the u.s. chamber of commerce. he he fought with the chamber over things like health care and financial overhaul. the the president ahead a point of reaching out to business -- the president has made a point of reaching out to business including major tax breaks. if you -->>> the irs will not process more than 50 million tax returns until mid to late- february when congress approved the tax bill, attention was focused on the extension of the tax cuts and a payroll tax holiday and therestoration of the federal estate stacks. >>> all new this morning, wikileaks founder is expected to appear in high court in london for extradition hearings that could send him to sweden. prosecutors in sweden want him for requesting in connection with sexual misconduct -- misconduct allegation unrelated to wikileaks which leaked hundreds of thousands of secret information. he denied the allegations and is free on bond. >>> tonight, at leaven, your peats are part of
and teachers at parkville middle school center of technology. and in just a few hours, president obama will be here at the school and as a matter of fact, the place is swamped with people. secret service are here checking on the security. and it's getting busy around here. but the president plans to lay out key priorities in the 2012 budget and discuss the importance of responsibly investing in education to prepare children to be competitive in the global ecomony and in the future. in the state of the union address, the president called for new investment to prepare 100,000 new math and science teachers over the next decade and for congress to build upon the success of race to the top and replace no child left behind this year. parkville middle is a school where students are pursuing excellence in science, technology, and engineering and math and learning from hands on projects to wint future. the -- win the future. the president will visit a lab and have remarks on education and key budget priorities. >> my budget freezing annual domestic spending for the next five years. even on prog
with president obama and 11 other democratic governors to discuss job creation. the white house says they will talk about how to coordinate fed fed rail and state efforts to spur -- federal and state efforts to spur job growth. >>> listen closely because you will think you heard this next story -- story wrong, but it's for real. one state lawmaker says he wants to lower the state sales tax. delegate ready wants the sales tax to go to 5% from 6% because it will keep people from crossing state lines to buy things in other states that have lower tax rates. >>> another recall from toyota recalling more than 2 million vehicles in the united states. they are addressing a problem with accelerator pedals that are trapped in the floor mats or jabbed in carpeting. more than half are -- jabbed in the carpeting. >>> as price of crude oil goes up, so does the price at the pump. a barrel of oil cost more than $100. so if you feel it in your wallet, that makes sense. the national average for a gallon of gas is $3.19. here in maryland, a little bit lower. according to aaa, the average price for a ga
obama's nearly 4 trillion dollar budget proposal. [ music ] ♪ >> yeah. that's one cool preschooler. he is singing the oldies you will meet him on this tuesday morning, february 15th. i am charlee crowson. >> i am megan pringle. windy out there. did it wake you up? >> it did. it was that kind of consistent wind through the apartment complex. and, certainly loud. >> all right. so let's send it over to justin berk and see if that's over. justin. >> well, good morning to you at 5:31. winds are easing up but we are strong. it will get better. but temperatures down below freezing. check out germantown. that's 28 degrees. since midnight a 54-mile-per- hour wind. and veterans elementary in ellicott city, 41-mile-per-hour wind. and annapolis topping the list with the strongest winds this morning. st. mary elementary has what 40- mile-per-hour push. wind in the 5 to 15-mile-per- hour range. we are dry on the most powerful doppler radar. that's good news under mostly clear skies. it will be windy and chilly. we will get back to 33 by 9 a.m. and push it to 4 3 for the two degree guarantee. windy t
obama said yesterday wisconsin's budget seems like an assault on unions. house speaker boehner said a president shouldn't criticize a governor for taking on budget problems. emily schmidt, abc news washington. >>> funeral mourners are chanting against bahrain's rulers as they bury dead from a crushing assault on pro reform protesters that have brought army tanks into the streets of the toonie gulf nation. now 200 shiite mourners wave barns and cried slogans against bahrain's sunni monarchy as burials began. protest began this week as a call of political reform. across north africa and the middle east, millions have been protesting against government they consider to be repressive regimes. charley is in the interactive news center with more to explain about what is at stake. charley. >> there's so much at stake. tensions continue to grow across the middle east as well as northern parts of northern africa. this video just in. this is something we have been seeing libyan protesters seek out mow march ga. qaddafi. you remember him. he defied a crackdown and took to the streets in five i
the september election. now, again, president obama is calling on the egyptian government to do more. he says too many egyptians remain unconvinced that the government is cirrus about a transition to democracy. in the studio, linda so, abc2 news. >>> now, maryland's most powerful doppler radar and the forecast certified most accurate by weatherate. >> yesterday spent the morning talking about the snow just south and east of baltimore. and between one and two inches on the beaches. this was a look at rehobeth yesterday morning. watch what happened during the day. close to two inches on the boardwalk. and quickly disappearing in the february sun. down into the 20s along the beaches this morning. teens and single digits elsewhere and comparing to a 32 degree high temperature yesterday, marking our two degree guarantee, we hit that and we are aiming for a nice rebound. today and towards weekend as well. on this 11th of february, 44 in the afternoon, 25 in the morning. we had a really cold spell in 1988 -- 18 the 9 -- 1899. yesterday's record day was 7 below. and this morning, 6 below. 72 that's t
sex marriages. >>> today, president obama will meet with governor o'malley and other democratic governors at the white house to talk about job creation. the president plans to meet with o'malley who chairs the democratic governors association and governors with other states and america samoa. >>> the constellation will be away for a little longer than expected. crews found a rot in the hull of the historic warship. the constellation and the submarine were towed away in january for repairs. the ships were expected to be away for a month. but officials say the repairs on the constellation are now expected to take another week or two. >>> live pictures from the space shuttle discovery. a nice beauty shot orbiting the earth. nasa plans on giving the crew the wakeup call around 6:3035 this morning so that's -- 6:35 this morning. they have half an hour, guys. we will take you there live when that happens this morning. justin. >>> stormy day today with fog, rain and possible thunder through the morning. then we kick in the wind. so the first part of the day is going to be about the dim
riot gear beating a student. >>> today, president obama will speak to the national prayer preace fast in washington, d.c. mark kelly is, -- breakfast in washington, d.c. mark kelly is expected to speak there. congresswoman gabrielle giffords is undergoing rehab and has limited movement on the right side. but no word if she can speak. >>> fewer places to spark up in new york city. officials voted to ban smoking in city parks as well as on benches. it is intended to prevent kids from being around second hand smoke. opponents think it might be too intrusive. the measure is expected to take full effect this summer. nine years ago they banned smoking in all the arerestaurants. >>> the latest winter storm passed through the upper midwest, headaches remain for travelers trying to get through the region. airs are working to regroup -- airlines are working to regroup after more than 11,000 flights were canceled. sandra endo is live where they hope to get things back to normal. >> reporter: a massive winter storm spun out of the northeastern united states leaving snow and ice and downed power l
chief of staff from the start of obama's administration. he resigned in october of last year to run for mayor of chicago. >>> wisconsin governor walker says failing to pass a bill stripping union rights for wisconsin public workers would have dire consequences. walker said in a speech that inform law -- that if lawmakers don't pass the bill, up to 1500 state workers could be laid off by july with another 6,000 forced out of work over the next two years. the measure has motivated tens of thousands of people to march on the capitol in madison over the past eight days. senate democrats skipped town last week delaying action there indefinitely. walker says the proposal is not about attacking unions but balancing wisconsin's projected 3 billion dollar budget shortfall. >>> it's 6:33 right now. americans strongly oppose laws taking away from collective bargaining power of public employee unions. according to a new usa today poll, the poll found that 61% would oppose a law if the state were similar in such a proposal or situation as wisconsin compared with 33% who are in favor of such a la
as president obama's top spokesman. gibbs will remain in washington as a analysts and pro white house political pundit. his remace manet jay carney, the current communication director for vice president -- the his replacement, jay carney, the current communication director for the vice president. >>> supporters say some 215 million dollars could be raised for the state to support mental help programs and expend medicaid covering but it faces fierce opposition from some in the state senate and the alcohol industry. they will march to lawyer's mall at ten later this morning. >>> this morning, the wheels keep turning in the debate over legalizing same sex marriage in maryland. and 21 senators have publically stated an intent to vote for the bill. it needs 24 votes to pass. yesterday a. democratic senator flipped his view on the issue. he now says he will vote to support the bill after what he calls an appalling display by opponents of the issue. we have learned the group friend factor will launch a campaign to dedicate flowers to their gay friends who wish to marry and deliver them to state senato
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